What is a Prosthodontist?
A frequently asked question asked in our office by new patients is what is a Prosthodontist? The definition of a Prosthodontist is a dentist who has received advanced education and training in the art and science of prosthetic dentistry (Prosthodontics) with a special emphasis on diagnosis, esthetics and cosmetics, function and comfort. There are four main branches of the specialty:
Removable Prosthodontics: Dentures, Overdentures and partial dentures.
Fixed Prosthodontics: Restorative Dentistry-Crowns, Inlays, Onlays, Bridgework, Cosmetic Bondings, and Fillings.
Maxillofacial Prosthodontics: Prosthesis involved with Cancer surgery, accidents, cleft palate etc.
Implant Prosthodontics: Fixed and removable.
What is Prosthodontic Dentistry?
Prosthodontics is the special branch of dentistry that pertains to the restoration of natural teeth and/ or replacement of missing teeth and surrounding structures with proper artificial substitutes, such as dentures, cosmetic restorative dentistry including filling, implants, crowns and bridgework, partial dentures and complete dentures.
Dr. Krueger has worked in the same office for 28 years. He graduated with his Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in 1989. Our office prides our self by never needing to advertise. We are fortunate to get our referrals from our trusted colleagues or word of mouth. Dr. Krueger is one of the few dentists who has his own in house labs and does most of the work himself onsite. His experience with implants surpasses most dentists he has trained with Dr. Branemark (the founder of Dental Implants) at the University of Iowa in the 1980’s. Dr. Krueger has experience and works with all implant systems and has accumulated implant parts and screws for over 28 years.